Current world number-1 batsman Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap in the second test in Perth. Virat made a big effort on Sunday on the Australian soil. Indian captain Virat returned unbeaten 82 runs on the second day of the Perth Test & after completing 18 runs on the third day completed his 25th century, which is very special. Thanks to this century, he not only strengthened India, but once again proved that he is at the forefront of the cricketers of this era.
Virat completed the fastest 25th century in Test cricket after Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. Bradman made a record of completing 25 centuries in just 68 innings 70 years ago. Virat completed his 25th century in 127 innings.
Talk about touching the magical figure of 25 Test centuries in the shortest innings, Virat has left behind legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. While Sachin had to wait 130 innings in this achievement, Gavaskar achieved this feat in his 138th innings.
Fastest 25 Test Centuries
1. Don Bradman (Australia) 68 innings
2. Virat Kohli (India) 127 innings
3. Sachin Tendulkar (India) 130 innings
4. Sunil Gavaskar (India) 138 innings
5. Matthew Hayden (Australia) 139 innings
6. Gary Sobers (West Indies) 147 innings
7. Hashim Amla (South Africa) 155 innings
8. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 156 innings
Talking about the current active cricketers, after Hashim Amla (28 centuries), Virat Kohli is the batsman who has scored the most hundreds. He has ahead of suspended Australian cricketer Steve Smith (23 centuries).
Most Test Centuries among Active Cricketers
1. Hashim Amla (South Africa, 2004-2018) 28 Centuries (119 Tests)
2. Virat Kohli (India, 2011-2018) 25 Centuries (75 Tests)
3. Steve Smith (Australia, 2010-2018) 23 Centuries (64 Tests)
4. David Warner (Australia, 2011-2018) 21 Centuries (74 Tests)
5. Kane Williamson (New Zealand, 2010-2018) 19 Centuries (69 Tests)
Talking about putting the highest centuries in International Cricket (Test + One Day + T-20 International), Virat Kohli completed his 63rd Test (25 Test + 38 ODIs) and he came in third place with Kumar Sangakkara. Now only Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71) are ahead of Virat.
Highest century in international cricket
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 100 Centuries
2. Ricky Ponting (Australia) 71 Centuries
3. Virat Kohli (India) 63 Centuries
– Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 63 centuries
4. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 62 Centuries
5. Hashim Amla (South Africa) 54 Centuries
This is Kohli’s sixth Test hundred on the Australian soil. Virat has equaled Sachin Tendulkar with this century, who scored 6 hundreds in 38 innings during 1991-2012. Virat has scored as many hundreds in 19 innings during 2011-2018.
Indian batsman: highest century on Australian soil
Sachin Tendulkar – 20 Tests, 6 Centuries
Virat Kohli – 10 Tests, 6 Centuries
Sunil Gavaskar – 11 Tests, 5 Centuries
VVS Laxman – 15 Tests, 4 Centuries
First century in Perth’s new opus stadium
Virat has joined the record book of New Optus Stadium in Perth with this Test hundred. The record for the first century in this stadium has been added to Virat Kohli’s name. It is notable that the first Test match is being played at Perth Optus Stadium. Optus Stadium is the 117th stadium of Test cricket. It is Australia’s 10th test cricket stadium, as well as the second stadium after WACA in Perth.
Kolhi was out to a controversial catch in the slips on 123 runs. By lunch India had lost 7 wickets for 252 runs with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on crease.